Microsoft Expression Blend 2
is the professional interactive design tool. Create compelling user experiences and applications for Windows using either the .NET Framework 3.0, .NET framework 3.5, or for the web with Silverlight.Modern Interface
Concentrate on the process of design instead of digging through menus. Expression Blend's interface maximizes the space for your work and includes features such as a dynamically filterable Properties panel to help you find what you're looking for instantly.WYSIWYG Design Surface
Composite your vector and bitmap artwork, video, audio, rich text, controls, and containers, and create custom vector elements using sophisticated layout and snapping tools with real-time feedback. Make immediate creative decisions based on live previews.Over 30 Controls and Containers
Add standard controls such as buttons, scroll bars, list boxes, menus, radio buttons, and more. Expand your interface by including advanced controls and layout functions, such as ready-made gridsplitters, ink canvases, treeviews, expanders, rich text boxes, and more.Professional Timeline
Animate individual properties of objects along one or more timelines by setting property keyframes, using onscreen motion path editing for precise trajectory control.Styling & Customization
Add animation, graphics, 3D, and video as design elements to any control, including interactive, state-based effects. Define your own reusable custom styles or apply standard Windows themes.
Import geometry from leading 3D authoring tools, or create models directly in Expression Blend. Then easily manipulate and animate in true 3D, using camera position, surface materials, z-space animation, and surface texture mapping.Databinding
Bind your interface elements to each other, to user input, or to data from Web services and .NET objects, so that your interface updates dynamically and your application comes to life even before writing code.XAML
Directly edit XAML code in either code or split view complete with colored syntax highlighting. All changes on the design surface are directly reflected in the code view and vice versa so you maintain total control of the details of your design.
Visual Studio Integration
Seamlessly share projects, Silverlight, WPF, as well as in-progress XAML designs with Visual Studio. This enables designers and developers to quickly build and test iterative revisions of the application's functionality and design, as well as allowing enhanced development capabilities - without impacting your design freedom.